GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
ONWARD WITH VALOR
The USS Benfold (DDG-65) is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for the USN Hospital Corpsman Edward Clyde Benfold. She is the first U.S. Navy ship bearing the name Benfold. Built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation in Pascogoula, Mississippi, the Benfold is the 15th of 35 planned Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. She joined the U.S. Pacific Fleet for service on 30 March 1996.